Four days after Dodge opened the order books for the 2014 Challenger Shaker, the entire model year production run of 2,000 units are gone. That is impressive performance, considering the fact that Shaker is only a hood scoop added to the normal HEMI-powered Challenger. It is, however, one of the coolest names ever given to a car.
This is actually not a very good news for the customers, because all the 2,000 units of the 2014 Dodge Challenger Shaker are ordered by dealers. That means when they start arriving at the showrooms, you are going to have to pay a healthy premium over the car’s MSRP to get one. The official pricing of the 2014 Challenger Shaker is $36,995 ($37,495 with the custom tail stripes), so expect to pay close to 40 grand.
The car comes in Billet Silver Metallic, Bright White, Pitch Black, Plum Crazy, TorRed and vibrant Header Orange. The Shaker hood scoop is not just a styling feature, but a functional performance part, grabbing cold air for the car’s 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine. It is finished in satin black to look more impressive.
In fairness though, there is more to the Dodge Challenger R/T Shaker than just that an air scoop. The package also includes the Super Track Pak, with high-performance steering gear, brake linings and monotube shock absorbers, P245/45R20 Goodyear Eagle F1 Super Car three-season tires and three-mode electronic stability control (ESC) with “full off” mode.
Inside, the car features a unique three-spoke flat-bottom leather-wrapped performance steering wheel with black accent finish and integrated vehicle controls, Nappa leather sport seats with red stitching, and the all-important aluminum pistol-grip shifter.